Shrimp Bisque and Giraffes at Ballgames

French Soup SHRIMP BISQUE INGREDIENTS 1 pound medium shrimp, shells on* 1 medium carrot 1 stick celery 1 garlic clove 1 small onion 2 tablespoons vegetable oil ½ tablespoon tomato paste 6 cups water 1 […]

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Pumpkin Seed Meatballs and the French Revolution

Central African Entree PUMPKIN SEED MEATBALLS (Kanda) INGREDIENTS 3½ cups shelled, lightly toasted pumpkins or squash seeds 6 garlic cloves 1 medium onion (1 more later) 1¼ pounds ground beef ½ cup water (if needed) […]

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Chicken Angolana and the SS

Angolan Entree CHICKEN ANGOLANA INGREDIENTS 2 boneless chicken breasts 2 boneless chicken thighs 1 garlic clove 1 medium onion 1 bay leaf 1½ tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon salt 1 12-ounce can beer […]

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Pot Roasts and Zoroaster

American Entree POT ROAST INGREDIENTS 1 pound carrots 2 celery stalks 1 medium onion 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 pounds trimmed boneless beef chuck roast 1⅓ cups beef broth 2 […]

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Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Popper and the Civil War

American Entree BACON WRAPPED JALAPENO CHICKEN POPPER INGREDIENTS 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts ½ teaspoon pepper ¾ teaspoon salt 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 4 ounces diced, roasted jalapenos ½ cup grated cheddar cheese (2 […]

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Betty Ponterio and the Nobel Prize

Antarctic Appetizer BETTY PONTERIO INGREDIENTS ice cubes beverage Serves 1. Takes 1 minute PREPARATION Add ice cubes to glass. Add beverage. TIDBITS 1) The Shirley Temple beverage is named after the famous child actress. The […]

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Pork With Camembert and the North Pole

French Entree PORK WITH CAMEMBERT INGREDIENTS 1½ pounds pork tenderloin ¼ teaspoon pepper ¼ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 tablespoons white wine ½ cup heavy whipping cream or crême fraîche […]

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